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Broadcasting of Senate and Committee Proceedings: 1 Radio and television broadcasting of Senate proceedings



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1 Radio and television broadcasting of Senate proceedings

(1) The Senate authorises the broadcasting by Australian Broadcasting Corporation television of question time in the Senate.

(2) If the House of Representatives allows the television broadcasting of question time in that House, the distribution of the television broadcast between the 2 Houses shall be in accordance with the distribution of the radio broadcast, provided that the Senate is broadcast on not less than 3 days in any 2-week sitting period.

(3) The Senate authorises the broadcasting by radio and television stations of excerpts of its proceedings in accordance with the following conditions:

Conditions governing the broadcasting of excerpts of proceedings by radio and television stations

1. Access to the proceedings of the Senate for the recording and broadcasting of excerpts of proceedings is subject to an undertaking to observe, and to compliance with, the following conditions.

2. Recordings and broadcasts may be made only from channel 2 on the house monitoring system.

3. Broadcasts of excerpts shall be used only for the purposes of fair and accurate reports of proceedings, and shall not be used for:

(a) political party advertising or election campaigns;

(b) satire and ridicule; or

(c) commercial sponsorship or commercial advertising.

4. Reports of proceedings shall be such as to provide a balanced presentation of differing views.

5. Excerpts of proceedings which are subsequently withdrawn may be broadcast only if the withdrawal is also reported.

6. The instructions of the President of the Senate or his or her delegates in respect of the broadcasting of excerpts, which are not inconsistent with these conditions, shall be observed.